Stella at Main and Monroe closed it's doors last night, I am sad to report. Only a couple of weeks ago the Commercial Appeal reported the building (Broadnax) that Stella is in was for lease but that the restaurant would remain. Alas, the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry. Stella had been open since the spring of 2004. I will miss the patio in the spring and summer which was always lively. I will miss running and walking by the huge plate glass window of the kitchen that looked out onto Monroe, seeing Raul and all the guys working hard back there and us waving to each other. Poppy will miss Will running out to give her pancetta, no less. I wish Johnny Kirk and all the staff the best of luck in future endeavors.